InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72, the tallest luxury 5-star hotel in Hanoi, was voted "Vietnam's best city hotel." The hotel opened in 2017 in Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower in Cau Giay District with 359 luxury rooms and 34 suites. Rooms cost from VND3.1 million ($130.87) a night. Hotel de la Coupole – MGallery in the northern highlands town Sa Pa was named "Vietnam's leading luxury hotel." The hotel has 249 rooms and suites that offer a breathtaking view of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and rice terraces. From the hotel, guests will be ferried to the Muong Hoa cable car station from where they can make a seven-minute trip to the Fansipan cable car station, enjoying the beauty of the Hoang Lien Son range with its rolling forests and valleys from a great height. Novotel Danang Premier Han River in the central city of Da Nang was named "Vietnam's leading riverfront hotel." … [Read more...] about World Travel Awards reveals Vietnam’s 8 best hotels
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Whether in the Western world or the East, newspapers large and small are being forced to up their games considerably in order to survive. In many regions, the press industry is facing slumping ad sales, the loss of classified advertising, and sharp drops in circulation. The United States saw the loss of an average of two newspapers per week between the end of 2019 and May of this year, according to the Medill School of Journalism. The statistic means that an estimated 70 million people now live in areas deemed “news deserts” or areas that are at high risk of becoming so. Over in the United Kingdom, newspaper publishers are being shunned by investors because they do not offer decent returns. Britain’s major newspapers have seen circulations decline sharply in the last couple of decades, although they have countered this to some extent with online products. “We have found a clear pattern of declining sustainability in the sector since 2010, which is consistent with reduced income … [Read more...] about Evolution vital for VIR to stay relevant
A garment factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Several measures for developing a sustainable labour market in the post-pandemic period were suggested by many delegates on the sidelines of the Vietnam Socio-Economic Forum 2022 on September 18. Bui Sy Loi, former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for Social Affairs, said the labour market has been disrupted due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest obstacle to production and business recovery is the low human resource quality, so it is necessary to develop a flexible, sustainable, integrated, and effective labour market, he said, recommending the NA perfect regulations, mechanisms, and policies so that the labour market and the economy can stay resilient to such incidents as the COVID-19 pandemic. Pham Trong Nghia, a delegate from Lang Son province, said Vietnam is now in the recovery period, during which enterprises are expanding operations and need great labour supply … [Read more...] about Measures suggested to boost labour market sustainability
Working with a team of friends, an IT major with spastic cerebral palsy developed an AI-based app that can help transcribe the voices of people with speech impairments into natural voices. He is Nguyen Duc Thuan, 20, a student from Bac Ninh Province, northern Vietnam, which is about 30 kilometers from the capital Hanoi. During his middle school years, Thuan was always ridiculed by his mischievous friends because of his neurological condition. Sometimes, he was even beaten by some children who called him 'a paralyzed boy.' "We hope the app we developed can help people with speech disabilities communicate more easily so that their lives have fewer difficulties," Thuan said. Accompanying the son In the memory of Do Thi Hoai, Thuan's mother, her son's childhood meant a series of long days in the hospital. Because he was born with spastic cerebral palsy, Thuan had to receive so many treatments to be able to go to elementary school. Because of his illness, Thuan often … [Read more...] about Vietnamese university student with cerebral palsy develops voice support app
Vietnam, like many other countries with a traditionally marked New Year, also celebrates the Western end of the year with gusto and more than a bit of chaos. Although you won’t find much in the way of big celebrations for the December NYE out in the countryside, there’s a lot of fun in the major cities of the nation. Here at the end of 2018, I think a lot is going to depend on the weather. I got the impression from a lot of people that the rainy season was late in central Vietnam and might last until Tet; the official New Year holiday in Vietnam which occurs in 2019 at the beginning of February. Either way, it will be chilly enough around Da Nang and Hoi An. Probably the hardest thing is to remain relatively sober until midnight. There’s nothing worse than not remembering who you kissed at midnight and what promises you may have made… While I’m generally happy to hang out with friends on NYE, I hate large crowds myself. A cozy bar or restaurant where I can sit for a few hours is … [Read more...] about Look out, 2019!
Life as an expat in Vietnam is all about learning the local culture. However, two weekends a year I get to share my Australian culture with my local Vietnamese friends. Australian culture is very much about sport and I love being able to share my games, my culture with my Vietnamese friends. The pinnacle of the Australian sporting calendar arrives in the last weekend in September and first weekend in October. Over the next two weekends the grand finals of both the AFL and NRL will be shown live in bars across Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, and the games promise to be memorable in many ways. AFL (Australian Football Leagues or Aussie Rules) is a game that began in Australia in 1896 and is followed by millions of people in Australia and around the world. From 18 teams at the start of the season, we are now down to the top two sides. This Saturday will see the grand final of the AFL with Sydney playing Geelong. AFL actually has a rather big following in Vietnam with many … [Read more...] about Aussies in Ho Chi Minh City, are you ready for the AFL and NRL on weekend?
Bui Sy Loi, former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (N.A.)’s Committee for Social Affairs, said the labor market has been disrupted due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest obstacle to production and business recovery is the low human resource quality, so it is necessary to develop a flexible, sustainable, integrated, and effective labor market, he said, recommending the N.A. perfect regulations, mechanisms, and policies so that the labor market and the economy can stay resilient to such incidents as the COVID-19 pandemic. Pham Trong Nghia, a delegate from Lang Son province, said Vietnam is now in the recovery period, during which enterprises are expanding operations and need great labor supply since when COVID-19 broke out, a large number of workers returned to their hometowns, leading to labor shortages in the places with many major industrial parks. Labor supply and human resource quality in key industrial parks need due attention, he added. He said … [Read more...] about Measures suggested to boost labor market sustainability
Never in their wildest dreams did IT engineers Chu Quang Khánh and Phạm Dương Nam ever imagine that they would be on the stage receiving an award for their work on national security. Chu Quang Khánh works at a lab at Viettel High Technology Industries Corporation (VHT). — Photo courtesy of Viettel Khánh and Nam, who both work for Viettel High Technology Industries Corporation (VHT) in Hanoi, are among 49 young scientists awarded the Hồ Chí Minh Prize on September 19 for their projects on mid-range marine radar and military radio platform. The two scientists were honoured for their dedication, diligence and persistence contributing to national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. At the age of 27, Nam, who works as a software engineer at Viettel’s Radar Centre, never dreamed he would receive the Hồ Chí Minh Prize for Science and Technology. “I feel so lucky. Lucky to be in a strong team, lucky to have the opportunity to work on … [Read more...] about Young scientists honoured for their work on national security